As Biden pursues new COVID strategy, omicron adds to winter worries

Published December 3, 2021

Thomas Russo, chief of infectious disease in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, was quoted in a story by Sinclair Broadcasting on President Biden’s new COVID-19 strategy. He expects vaccines and booster shots will offer reliable protection against severe illness from the omicron variant, even if defense against mild infection declines. “At the end of the day, that’s the most important thing,” Russo said. The article was widely reported by affiliates, including FOX11 News and KOMO News.